Celebrating 50 Years of MS Innovation - MS Quiz Feb 2020

MS Quiz February 2020 - Answer

Which of the following Nobel Prize winners was not awarded the prize for contributions to the field of mass spectroscopy?


The correct answer is "C. Akira Yoshino". Akira Yoshino was awarded the Nobel Prize for Chemistry in 2019 for the development of lithium ion batteries. Shimadzu is also tackling the development of instruments to evaluate lithium ion batteries.

Find out more about li-ion battery evaluation 

The other 5 researchers all contributed directly to the field of mass spectrometry.

Francis William Aston:A British chemist and physicist, Aston was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1922 for the discovery of isotopes in non-radioactive elements and his development of mass spectrographs.

Hans Georg Dehmelt & Wolfgang Paul:Both took a share of the prize in 1989 for their development of the ion trap technique.

John Bennet Fenn:Fenn was an American analytical chemist who received a share of the prize in 2002 for his work on electrospray ionization (ESI) of large molecules.

Koichi Tanaka:Tanaka is an engineer working at Shimadzu who took a share in the 2002 Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his contribution to the development of MALDI, another ionization technique for large biological molecules.

Find out more about Tanaka's Nobel Prize research